EDD 724 WEEK 8 Strengthening Instructional Systems

Evaluate the instructional systems in your educational setting through a leadership lens, and develop a strategic leadership planto support the planning, development, and implementation of instructional improvements.

Prepare a 2,800- to 3,500-word report that outlines your evaluation process, discoveries, and the details of your leadership plan.

Refer to the detailed instructions below to guide the development of your assignment.

Detailed Instructions

Part I:Evaluation

Evaluate the current instructional systems in your educational setting using Standard 4: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, from the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (NPBEA, 2015).

Identify at least three critical improvements that need to be made to the instructional systems in your educational setting.

Part II:Planning

Conceptualize a strategic leadership plan that focuses on explicating, communicating, supporting, and monitoring a series of critical improvements to the instructional systems in your educational setting.Your plan must also provide recommendations to drive the planning, development, and implementation of your strategic priorities. Recommendation areas include:

  • Distributing leadership or establishing collaborative structures
  • The use of institutional data and evidence-based research
  • Timelines
  • Professional development/capacity building

Note: The purpose of this strategic leadership plan is not to demonstrate how you would improve the instructional systems in your educational setting. Rather, the purpose is to demonstrate how you would lead others (i.e., explicating, communicating, supporting, and monitoring) in the planning, development, and implementation of improvements to instructional systems.

Part III:Reporting

Prepare a 2,800- to 3,500-word report that outlines your evaluation process, discoveries, and the details of your leadership plan.

Consider the following questions when discussing the contents of your report:

  1. What evaluation process did you use? Why?
  2. What did you discover from your evaluation (i.e., themes, relationships, trends, )? How did you narrow/prioritize your discoveries?
  3. What factors influenced your selected improvements? How will you justify your selections?
  4. What are the implications to your educational setting? To the broader educational system?
  5. How are the underlying problems/improvement areas supported by peer-reviewed literature?
  6. How will you communicate the strategic priorities/improvements to staff? What barriers do you anticipate? What is your plan for mitigating barriers? How will you justify your decisions?

Note: Your report should use a combination of narrative (first person) and scientific (third person) writing styles. General formatting should follow APA guidelines.

Support all assertions and related decisions with peer-reviewed literature. Your report should include a minimum of 10 peer reviewed sources.

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EDD 724 WEEK 8 Strengthening Instructional Systems